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1603.7 Opening and Access Protection
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Rainwater tank openings shall be protected to prevent the entrance of insects, birds, or rodents into the tank and piping systems.
- Animals and Insects. Screens installed on vent pipes, inlets, and overflow pipes shall have an aperture of not greater than 1/16 of an inch (1.6 mm) and shall be close fitting.
- Human Access. A minimum of one access opening shall be provided to allow inspection and cleaning. Rainwater tank manholes and access openings shall be secured by either a lockable device or other approved method to prevent unauthorized access.